The Coach House, Kilmuir
"I am so thankful to the team at Churchpages, they have created us the most beautiful, dynamic website and taught us, online, step by step how to use it. I am certainly not tech savvy, and, to be honest, very anxious about doing things on the computer, but Heather and Emma made it a relaxed and enjoyable/ fun experience all the way through. There was no pressure to hurry and get things finished, I feel very held and supported."
"Thank you SO much."
Claire Starr (co-ordinator of The Coach House, Kilmuir Trust)
The Coach House, Kilmuir is a small, homely retreat house that offers a space for people to just be and rest. It is a place to re-balance and consider life, and is based the Trust was looking for a new website that they could manage themselves.
How the website was designed and built
The Coach House were very keen to have a website that they could update themselves. They also wanted to work with a company that was there to support them with the site if they needed help. Not having much IT experience there was a little bit of anxiety as to how the website would work, but we were able to work with Claire and her team to create a site that reflected the serenity that is encountered at The Coach House.
We worked closely with Claire to create the site that she had envisaged, and she was happy to use the Isaiah template for the build of the website. Fortunately Claire is an outstanding photographer and so we had a wealth of photographs to choose from that would work responsively.
. The finished website benefits from the following:
- A visually impactful home page that reflects the ethos of The Coach House.
- Clear navigation via strong imagery to improve user-experience.
- The ability for information pages to be added as necessary.
- The ability for individuals to sign up for courses.
We worked closely with The Coach House team to create the site and provide them with training so that they could manage the site easily themselves.
What else did Church Pages do?
We provided an event calendar so that the various retreats could be added in and optimised the site. We also installed a Secure Certificate onto the site.
How did the website switch from the old one to the new Church Pages website?
The site's A record and CNAME were switched to point to the new site so that the trust could maintain their email at their existing address.
The Church Pages team were very pleased to be able to work with Claire and her team to create such a beautiful site. Even though Claire felt very computer illiterate she found using Church Pages' software unbelievably easy, which came as a pleasant surprise!
The new Coach House, Kilmuir website can be viewed here.